Title: Back to You
Author: Chris Scully
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Length: 266 Pages
Category: Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense, Drama
At a Glance: Back to You is well written, and the mystery kept me guessing until the very end!
Reviewed By: Kim
Blurb: Journalist Alex Buchanan has come home to the remote British Columbia town he grew up in, but only because his estranged father is dying. For Alex, the homecoming holds a mix of memories, mostly bad. The only bright spot is reconnecting with Benji Morning, the childhood friend he never truly forgot. As boys, the strength of their bond had frightened Alex. But now that he’s confident in his bisexuality, he’s drawn back to quiet, soft-spoken Ben.
Ben isn’t the same boy Alex left behind, though. His life has been overshadowed by the disappearance of his sister two decades earlier, and now a new break in the case threatens to undo the peace he’s worked so hard to attain.
As Alex struggles to repair the relationship with his father before it’s too late, he finds himself caught up in a twenty-year-old mystery, a story he never expected, and a shocking truth that could affect his and Ben’s future together.
Review: It’s been awhile since a book I was reading kept me up past my bedtime. And that’s exactly what Back to You did. If I didn’t have to go to work the next day, I would have finished this one in one sitting.
First, I want to say that I enjoyed Back to You. It’s well written and has more plot than romance. I felt the mystery was well done, because it kept me guessing until the very end! Alex was easy to connect to since it’s from his POV that one learns about his character and his past relationship with Benji.
It’s always a shame when two children are torn apart as a result of adults who refuse to grow up and work things out. In this case, Alex’s father, and even Benji’s mom, has a lot to answer for. But in the end, you find out that guilt has a way of changing a person, and how it eats away at the soul.
As for the romance part of Back to You, well, let’s just say it’s secondary compared to what’s going on in the story. It’s kind of a refreshing change of scenery for me since I’m one who loves the reconnection stories, and how the characters go about making things work again.
Chris Scully is an auto buy for me, and Back to You is another winner with me! I’m looking forward to it coming out in audio.
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